Recent Searches
Clear

Experience your destination with peace of mind. Learn what steps operators are taking to keep you safe and search for activities with increased health and safety measures. Before you go, check local regulations for the latest information.

Read More

Oahu North Shore Tours

star-5
39 Reviews
Oahu North Shore
Surfing is king on Oahu’s North Shore, where summer’s placid snorkeling spots are transformed into pounding 40-foot (12-meter) waves come winter. On land you’ll find a peaceful respite from hectic Honolulu, with scenic waterfall hikes, sleepy farms selling tropical fruit, and food trucks doling out garlic shrimp.

The Basics
There are a number of options for exploring the North Shore. Head to the water for a surfing or stand-up paddle board lesson, a sunset catamaran cruise, or a shark cage diving excursion. On land, tour the area’s rich farms, hike to Waimea Valley Falls, explore the fields and jungles of Kualoa Ranch, or see the island from above on a helicopter tour. While many tours leave from nearby Waikiki, it’s also possible to visit the North Shore on a day trip from Honolulu. Some full-day excursions include visits to Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay State Park, or the Dole Plantation. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Only expert surfers should attempt to ride the North Shore’s massive winter waves.
  • Parking can be difficult to find, especially during the winter surf season. 
  • Bring sun protection, comfortable shoes, and plenty of water.

How to Get There
Oahu’s North Shore stretches for more than seven miles (11 kilometers) and is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) from downtown Honolulu. During winter, the one-way road along the North Shore’s “seven-mile miracle” of popular surf beaches can back up for hours, so it’s best to visit on a tour to avoid the hassle of driving and parking. 
 
When to Get There
The North Shore’s summer and winter seasons each have their benefits. In summer, seas are calm and you can to take beginner surf lessons, go kayaking, or enjoy some of Hawaii’s best snorkeling. Winter is the busiest time to visit, when expert surfers hit the waves and other visitors stick to the safety of land. If you opt for a winter visit, it’s best to arrive early (before 9am) to score a parking spot. 

Must-See North Shore Spots
Don’t miss the historic Haleiwa Beach town, with its clapboard shops, surf boutiques, and restaurants. The Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay are some of the most famous North Shore beaches, while Turtle Beach offers a chance to see sunbathing Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Address: Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa 96712, USA
Admission: Free
Read More

78 Tours and Activities to Experience Oahu North Shore

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North ShoreZiplining

Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore

star-5
Feel the adrenaline rush of soaring from the top of Oahu’s longest ziplines on this guided tour. Start with a short ATV ride to the top of a mountain. Then enjoy spectacular panoramic ocean and mountain views of Oahu's famous North Shore from long, high and extra-quiet ziplines ranging from 500 to 2,400 feet. Along the way, encounter rappels, sky bridges, scenic boardwalks, and a couple of surprises for some fun activities that challenge in a safe and controlled way.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$176.96 
From  
$176.96 
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Oahu Shark DiveKid-Friendly

Oahu Shark Dive

star-4.5
Set out from Oahu’s scenic North Shore to the depths of the big blue Pacific, where you have the chance to observe wild sharks from inside an underwater shark cage. Thanks to your professional, experienced crew, the Oahu shark dive is completely safe as they know the predators’ behavior, and the underwater cage provides proven safety against all different species of sharks. Whether you’re in the cage with sharks right in front of you or watching from up in the boat, Oahu shark diving is a Hawaii activity you’ll definitely never forget.
...  More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$109.26 
From  
$109.26 
Learn More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights of Oahu Tour - Circle Island, North Shore, Turtles & Local FoodDay Trips

Highlights of Oahu Tour - Circle Island, North Shore, Turtles & Local Food

star-5
Get a comprehensive overview of Oahu's landmarks and highlights on this circle island tour. Enjoy a small-group setting to ensure personal attention from your local guide while seeing over thirty local attractions. See the surf and sand at Waikiki Beach, taste some samples of Dole pineapples, learn about the history of Haleiwa town. Get the insider info about favorite local eateries and see filming locations for various movies and television shows. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
...  More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$167.61 
From  
$167.61 
Learn More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Oahu Circle Island Small Group TourDay Trips

Oahu Circle Island Small Group Tour

star-5
Experience Oahu’s top sights on a small-group tour. Relax while your guide takes care of driving, and makes sure you don’t miss any key spots. Visit Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, and Diamond Head Crater, then explore Haleiwa town and try some local flavors for lunch. Get some cultural insights from your guide and finish the day with a great overview of the island.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$136.29 
From  
$136.29 
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the TurtlesDay Trips

Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles

star-4.5
Explore Oahu on this full-day minibus tour with a small group and a local guide. With your small group of 20 people or fewer, make plenty of stops at the island's highlights, including snorkeling with green sea turtles on the North Shore. See the Dole Plantation, the Halona Blowhole, Diamond Head, and Makapu’u Beach during this day-long outing. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$130.99 
From  
$130.99 
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Photo Adventure of The North Shore, HawaiiDay Trips

Photo Adventure of The North Shore, Hawaii

star-5
Spend the day exploring and photographing the North Shore of O'ahu during this full day of activity from Waikiki. Visit a local coffee farm and learn about the cultiviation of 100% Hawaiian coffee. Then head to Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline, and the historic Haleiwa town, as well as Waimea Falls. Round-trip transportation from your Waikiki hotel included.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$132.67 
From  
$132.67 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from WaikikiEco Tours

Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from Waikiki

star-5
Spend the day immersed in small town Hawaii on an intimate tour of the North shore. See famous big wave surfing beaches, explore the quaint surfing village of Haleiwa town, and enjoy a traditional Hawaiian lunch. Take an easy hike to Waimea waterfalls and swim below the rushing water. Explore Waimea Valley botanical gardens and see the fragrant flowers used to make traditional lei. This tour is ideal for visitors wanting to see a slower pace side of the island.
...  More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$147.36 
From  
$147.36 
Learn More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Surf Lessons on the North Shore of OahuSports Lessons

Surf Lessons on the North Shore of Oahu

star-5
Enjoy a 2-hour surfing lesson with an experienced guide who is also a professional lifeguard in Hawaii. Learn to read the surf and ride the waves during a lesson that includes instruction on the beach followed by practice in the warm waters of Oahu’s North Shore. This family-friendly experience provides plenty of customized attention and fun, along with the chance to view the sea turtles that are commonly found in this area.
...  More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$69.75 
From  
$69.75 
Learn More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Grand Circle Island Tour Plus North Shore SnorkelingDay Trips

Grand Circle Island Tour Plus North Shore Snorkeling

star-4.5
Escape the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and spend a whole day of exploration, fun, and activities. Discover the whole island of Oahu in a day! We will take you to the best historical sights, scenic routes and cultural highlights Oahu has to offer, Once we get to Oahu's famous North Shore you will have 2 hours to enjoy the beach and snorkel where hundreds of different Hawaiian species of fish call it home including common sightings of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles but not guaranteed and we provide snorkeling gear for FREE. Our Stops: *Diamondhead Lookout *Hanauma Bay Lookout (closed on Tuesdays) *Halona Blowhole *Sandy Beach *Makapuu Point *Byodo-In Temple (admission fee included) *Macadamia Nut and Coffee Farm *Lunch at Kahuku Shrimp Trucks (other lunch selections available) *Sunset Beach North Shore *Oahu's famous North Shore(we spend at least 2 hours snorkeling & swimming here) *Dole Plantation
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$95.78 
From  
$95.78 
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from WaikikiDay Trips

Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Waikiki

star-4.5
If you have just one day to explore Oahu, the Circle Island Drive is a must—taking in all the island’s highlights in just one day. This full-day tour from Honolulu visits the the Dole Plantation, the North Shore Beaches, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, and Waimea Falls. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
...  More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$105.43 
From  
$105.43 
Learn More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Safari Jeep Circle Island Tour On OahuDay Trips

Safari Jeep Circle Island Tour On Oahu

star-5
Circle the island of Oahu and its many points of interest on this guided adventure. Learn about Hawaiian history and culture while exploring the coastline. Visit sites like Diamond Head, the Pali Lookout, Chinaman’s Hat, and Laie Point. Also, see famous places like Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay. For lunch, try some fresh Hawaiian shrimp from one of the local food trucks (own expense). And if time permits, check out some of the secret spots for viewing sea turtles and monk seals.
...  More
  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$190.36 
From  
$190.36 
Learn More
  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Dole Plantation, Polynesian Cultural Center Day Trips

Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Dole Plantation, Polynesian Cultural Center

star-4.5
Discover Hawaiian history and culture in one day during this small-group tour of Oahu. Start your day off at the Pearl Harbor memorial site to learn about the U.S. and World War II. Then, head to the Polynesian Cultural Center to learn more about Pacific Islanders and local culture. Conclude your tour to the famous Dole Plantation where you can sample the famous Dole Whip and other pineapple treats.
...  More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$219.00 
From  
$219.00 
Learn More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Aloha Circle Island Tour - Full Day AdventureDay Trips

Aloha Circle Island Tour - Full Day Adventure

star-4.5
Combine a circle island tour of Oahu with the chance to swim and snorkel on this all-day adventure. With pickup and drop-off in Honolulu, you can make it around the island in a single day and without even renting a car. All transportation and the use of snorkeling gear is provided for you so you can get the most out of your tour. You'll stop at all the must-see Oahu spots and listen to in-depth guided commentary as you travel.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$73.24 
From  
$73.24 
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

North Shore Biking AdventureDay Trips

SPECIAL OFFER

North Shore Biking Adventure

star-5
Travel from Honolulu to the North Shore of Oahu for a full-day tour that includes a bike tour along the Seven Mile Miracle, a world-class surfing destination. Stop at Kualoa Park's Dinosaur Mountain, Turtle Beach, the old town of Haleiwa, and a beach where you can swim and snorkel. Includes lunch, bike and snorkel equipment, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
...  More
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$143.65 
$169.00
$25.35 savings
From  
$143.65 
$169.00
$25.35 savings
Learn More
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Emerald North Shore Photo TourPhotography Tours

Emerald North Shore Photo Tour

star-5
Explore the spectacular North Shore in the early morning hours, this wonderful tour specializes in discovering all the stunning emerald color water & white sand beaches of North Shore, includes a free photo session!
...  More
  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$119.95 
From  
$119.95 
Learn More
  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private Circle Island Tour With Beaches and Local FoodDay Trips

Private Circle Island Tour With Beaches and Local Food

star-5
Circle the island of Oahu on this private tour for a maximum of five passengers. Discover the turquoise waves, famous for surfing and the soft sand beaches, as well as more than 30 other popular attractions. Get personalized attention from your guide as you visit attractions such as the Dole Plantation, historic Haleiwa town, and various locations made famous by feature films. Snacks, bottled water, and round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels are included.
...  More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$223.95 
Price varies by group size
From  
$223.95 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Grand Circle Island Photo TourDay Trips

Grand Circle Island Photo Tour

star-5
This comprehensive tour of Oahu hits many of the island’s most iconic locations such as the Dole Plantation, Waimea Valley, Shark's Cove, Byodo-In Temple, Halona Blowhole, and more. You’ll also visit several beaches where you’ll have time to take photos. Along the way, sample tropical fruit, macadamia nuts, coconut water, and other island fare.
...  More
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$149.95 
From  
$149.95 
Learn More
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Oahu Circle Island Tour from WaikikiDay Trips

Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Oahu Circle Island Tour from Waikiki

star-3
Make it around the island of Honolulu in a single day during this Circle Island tour from Waikiki. Your guide will lead your small group on a carefully curated itinerary designed to show you the best of the island, accompanied by in-depth commentary. You'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions as you visit sites such as the North Shore, Nu'uanu Pali, Pearl Harbor, the Dole Plantation, and others.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$142.47 
From  
$142.47 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hawaii Polo Oceanfront Horseback RidesNature and Wildlife

Hawaii Polo Oceanfront Horseback Rides

star-5
Try something different with a horseback ride on the beach. Explore a beautiful oceanfront trail on horseback at Oahu’s North Shore. Perfect for visitors looking for an off the beaten path Hawaii experience, no prior horseback riding experience is necessary and expert guides are on hand to help. Private or small group rides are available, and sunset rides with incredible views and photos ops are also an option.
...  More
  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
From  
$105.25 
From  
$105.25 
Learn More
  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes

Private “family-friendly” explore Oahu island tour with a friendly local. Day Trips

Private “family-friendly” explore Oahu island tour with a friendly local.

star-5
You'll experience a nice personalized tour with a “local friend”. It’ll just be your group so its very personalized and private. If there are other guests other than your own group (max is 5 guests) it'll still be a small group so you will never feel " rushed” unlike being with a large tour in a huge bus. You’ll have a wonderful time seeing and exploring iconic landmarks as well as hidden gems throughout the island. This tour has a basic itinerary but can be customized! Areas we’ll visit will also depend on the weather, your mobility and the mobility of others. Min. 2 Max: 5 people
...  More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$189.00 
From  
$189.00 
Learn More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Oahu Circle Island TourDay Trips

Private Oahu Circle Island Tour

star-5
We love sharing the beautiful island of Oahu with others. Each of our guides are local and passionate about the island and eager to share what they know. Every tour is private and we allow some flexibility with our route. We will help you take some amazing photos and do our best to ensure that you have a wonderful and stress free day as we drive around this tropical paradise.
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$212.68 
From  
$212.68 
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Grand Circle Island Tour with Snorkeling with the TurtlesDay Trips

Grand Circle Island Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles

star-4.5
Circle most of the island of Oahu on a full-day tour by minibus limited to 20 passengers, a smaller group than typical island coach tours. With an informative guide, you’ll make about a dozen stops, including the chance to see Hawaiian green sea turtles in their natural habitat during an hour of snorkeling on Oahu’s North Shore. Get a comprehensive overview of top attractions such as Diamond Head, Makapu’u Beach, Halona Blowhole and the Dole Plantation. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Waikiki is included.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$130.99 
From  
$130.99 
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Swim with Sharks (cage-free)Snorkeling

Swim with Sharks (cage-free)

star-5
Leave your preconceptions about sharks at the door and get up close to these sleek creatures on this unique ocean experience. Head out from Haleiwa, on the North Shore of O’ahu, and spend roughly half an hour swimming with the sharks living in the area. Don’t worry, though: even if you aren’t swimming in a cage, you’re still in safe hands, with a guide on board and a safety diver swimming with each group.
...  More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$153.85 
Price varies by group size
From  
$153.85 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Grand Circle Island & Haleiwa (9 Hours: 7:00Am – 4:00PM)Day Trips

Grand Circle Island & Haleiwa (9 Hours: 7:00Am – 4:00PM)

star-5
Experience O‘ahu, plus explore Haleiwa town all in one day on this 9-hour Grand Circle Island Tour! Visit beautiful scenic spots and hard to get to places in the comfort of a Deluxe Bus. The tour covers all the beautiful scenic spots, including Diamond Head and the Kahala Gold Coast to marine sanctuary Hanauma Bay, natural wonder Halona Blow Hole, lush rainforest Nuuanu Pali, Byodo-In Temple, Tropical Farm, Dole Plantation and world-famous North Shore surfing beaches. Plus, you’ll have enough time (lunch on your own) to explore Haleiwa town (TWO CHOICES: 90 minutes in Haleiwa OR 40 minutes in Haleiwa with Waialua Coffee / Soap Factory). Experience the difference of unparalleled comfort aboard our Deluxe Bus Tour with onboard restroom and original video, mint & hand towelette service, walking map and more. Plus, our exceptional Driver Guide with Aloha makes your tour a memorable experience! Also, enjoy a breakfast of poi malasada from local favorite Kamehameha Bakery.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$109.00 
From  
$109.00 
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Oahu North Shore?